Geranium robertianum

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Geranium robertianum
Herb Robert
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Geraniales
Family: Geraniaceae
Genus: Geranium
Species: G. robertianum
Binomial name
Geranium robertianum
L.

Geranium robertianum, (syn. Robertiella robertiana) commonly kent as Scots geranium, is a common species o cranesbill in Europe, Asie, North Americae, an North Africae.

Geranium robertianum can grow at altitudes o up tae 1,500 metres (4,921 ft). It grows as an annual or biennial plant, producin smaa, pink, five-petalled flouers (about 1 cm in diameter) frae Aprile till the hairst. The leaves are fern-like, an the stems eften reiddish; the leaves too turn reid at the end o the flouerin saison. The plant haes wee ruit structur.

In Great Breetain is commonly foond in hedgerows. It haes been introduced intae ither temperate pairts o the warld, probably through its uise as an ornamental plant, such as in the San Francisco Bay Aurie in Californie. In the state o Washington, it is kent as Stinky Bob an classified as a noxious weed.(WSNWCB 2005, p. 8)(WSNWCB 2007)

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In tradeetional herbalism, Herb Robert wis uised as a remedy for tuithache an nosebleeds.[1] Freshly picked leaves hae an odor resemblin burnin tires when crushed, an if thay are rubbed on the body the smell is said tae repel mosquitoes. The active ingredients are tannins, a bitter compoond called geraniin, an essential oils. It wis carried tae attract guid luck, an due tae its analogical association wi storks, tae enhance fertility.

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  1. Foster, Steven (2006). Desk Reference To Nature's Medicine. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society. pp. 210–11. ISBN 0-7922-3666-1. 
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